Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Police cars should be marked

Notice to the Bluffton Police Department. Myself, my family and my friends will refuse to pull over for a traffic stop by any of your unmarked vehicles. We will continue to abide by posted speed limits and traffic laws until a marked vehicle is located to verify your identity.

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Letter: Railroad accident raises questions

I have had an interest in railroading since I received my first Lionel Train set in 1936. It is a hobby that I continue to expand and enjoy to this day, along with a few friends. Therefore, I follow news of railroad construction, expansion and train wrecks with great interest. The Wall Street Journal has picked up on the recent Pennsylvania accident that killed two track workers, but left unanswered several pertinent questions. Why?

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Letter: Marine jets important part of our world

If you moved here next to a military airfield and are now complaining about the noise, what did you expect? The military has been flying at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort since 1943. If you don’t like the noise, you should have moved into one of the manicured gated communities down on Hilton Head Island or stayed home (we are not Beaufort natives either, but originally come from farming towns in central South Carolina and southwest Georgia).

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Letter: SC must do more for ‘Corridor of Shame’

The decision of the S.C. Supreme Court in Abbeville County School District, et al, v. the State of South Carolina seemed to be a real step forward. It mandated that the state legislature must take steps to provide at least “minimally adequate” education to children in poor districts known as the “Corridor of Shame,” which includes our neighbor, Jasper County.

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In the name of quiet: Local landscape giant trades gas blowers for battery-powered

Employees with landscape giant The Greenery, which has contracts with several area municipalities, and with Beaufort and Jasper Counties, on April 29, 2016, showed us the difference in sound level between their new, battery-powered leaf blowers and the gas blowers they're phasing out. The demonstration took place just off Bay Street in Beaufort. Company officials say in addition to being quieter, the battery variety are much more environmentally friendly.
Josh Mitelman jmitelman@islandpacket.com
In the name of quiet: Local landscape giant trades gas blowers for battery-powered 00:28

In the name of quiet: Local landscape giant trades gas blowers for battery-powered

How does CJ do it? 9-year-old shows off his hero's techniques 00:54

How does CJ do it? 9-year-old shows off his hero's techniques

Standing for 'Pledge': Varying thoughts in Beaufort 00:51

Standing for 'Pledge': Varying thoughts in Beaufort

Celebrating Pat Conroy, May 14 in Beaufort 00:42

Celebrating Pat Conroy, May 14 in Beaufort